Buckley's chance

noun Australian.
no chance at all or only a slim hope.
Also called Buckley's and none, Buckley's hope.

1870–75; origin obscure

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Buckley's chance (ˈbʌklɪz)
slang (Austral), (NZ) Often shortened to: Buckley's no chance at all
[C19: of obscure origin]

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